Posted by: Shauna Brock on August 8th, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
Why should I? Give me one really good reason to care about what this latest “Dream Team” is up to. They are the hands down favorites going in and they’ve given me no reason to think they won’t keep beating up opponents. Even when (according to twitter) the defense is terrible and Kobe is just phoning it in, there’s no question. They’re going to win. This has been established by the media and the players, and honestly by the games that have been played.
Meanwhile, the US Women are on their way to a 5th consecutive Gold Medal and no one is talking about that. And the US Women’s Soccer Team has set up for a rematch with Japan. Despite both these teams being the favorites, there hasn’t been nearly as much posturing and this actually makes for interesting sports watching. (This is actually a lot of my issue with dominant teams like the Heat and the Lakers, but that’s a rant to take on when the season starts and per usual the Jazz are scrambling to get national attention.)
This isn’t ’92. This isn’t the US Men finally stepping into an arena and reclaiming some lost prize. This is about the dominance of US basketball and the men involved frankly being stupid about it. Go in and play. Stop acting like it’s your birthright to take home gold. It’s got me rooting against you or worse, not even caring. In four years, if there are Jazz guys on the team, I might care. But not if we keep hyping it up like this.
Things TO care about:
Why the US Women’s Quest for Gold Should be a Bigger Deal: http://www.complex.com/sports/2012/07/opinion-the-usa-womens-basketball-teams-quest-for-a-fifth-consecutive-gold-should-be-a-bigger-deal
And … the best tweet I’ve seen yet:
Basketball Minds @basketballminds
So CP3 And Melo Have Their Own Shoe Line But No Championship. Maya Moore Has A Championship But Doesn’t Have Her Own Shoe Line. When Then?
Next up: It’ll either be about the new Jazz GM or whatever new drama develops by next week.
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